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Switch Hardware Sales Reach 89 Million Despite Facing A Year-On-Year Slump

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The Nintendo Switch has reached a grand total of 89.04 million hardware sales, Nintendo’s latest financial report confirms.

The system sold a total of 4.45 million units during the first quarter (April through June) to help it close in on that 90 million milestone, although sales are currently down year-on-year. Nintendo says that hardware sales were “driven by the March 2020 release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in the first quarter last year, and without a similar killer app this year, sales have slumped by 21.7%.

The table below shows Nintendo home console hardware sales correct as of 30th June 2021.

Console Hardware Sales (Million) Software Sales (Million)
Wii 101.63 921.85
Nintendo Switch 89.04 632.40
NES 61.91 500.01
SNES 49.10 379.06
Nintendo 64 32.93 224.97
GameCube 21.74 208.57
Wii U 13.56 103.39

Those 4.45 million sales are pushing Switch’s lifetime figure ever closer towards that of the Wii, which sold 101.63 million units before being discontinued. From there, only the Game Boy family of systems (118.69 million) and the Nintendo DS family (154.02 million) stand in the way of Switch’s fight to be Nintendo’s best-selling console of all time.

Can Switch overtake these systems, or do you expect to see sales slow down? Have your say in the comments.



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